Archive | December, 2018

Seeking Massachusetts Educators for Test Development Opportunities

5 Dec

MA DESE is collaborating with Pearson to review the Physics MTEL (high school teacher licensure exam) Jan 22-23 and is inviting educators to participate in the review. Would you be interested in forwarding this to MA-specific AAPT Board members…? See forwarded message below:

Dear Educator,

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in partnership with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is holding an Objective Review Conference for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Program.  The conference will take place in Milford, MA.


For this conference, we are seeking Massachusetts educators with expertise in the following subject areas to meet to review, approve, and/or revise the draft test objectives and to help ensure that the content of the materials are accurate and appropriate for testing.


Each committee with meet for a one-day meeting as listed below:
  • Biology – January 23, 2019
  • Physics – January 23, 2019
  • Technology/Engineering – January 23, 2019
  • Digital Literacy/Computer Science – January 24, 2019
  • Chemistry – January 24, 2019
  • Elementary Mathematics – January 24, 2019


In addition, we will convene a Bias Review Committee, on January 22, 2019, to review draft test objectives to help ensure that the test materials are free from bias and reflective of the diversity of the Massachusetts population.  


Substitute reimbursement is available to school districts. In addition, committee member’s travel and meal expenses are reimbursed, and hotel accommodations provided, if necessary. Additional details regarding benefits of participation are provided on the Massachusetts Educator Recruitment website.


How You Can Get Involved

ApplyClick here to complete an application for consideration for committee participation.

Nominate—Click here to submit your nominations of colleagues who may be interested in participating.

Forward this message to other Massachusetts educators to share with colleagues.

Learn more—Visit the
Massachusetts Educator Recruitment website to learn more about educator involvement in the test development process, eligibility criteria, and benefits of participation.

Questions—Contact me at if you have questions or need additional information.


Robyn Kaczowka
Committee Recruitment Group